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[9-Sep-2012] Coldplay @ Paralympics Closing Ceremony, London, UK (please post your reviews for Wiki,

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Tomorrow night (Sunday), Coldplay will perform a set at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony. You can watch the ceremony live online, worldwide, at http://www.paralympic.org/ from 7.30pm UK time (find out what time that is where you are at http://cldp.ly/paraCCtime). Let us know where you'll be watching from in the comments below...



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Jay-Z Will Stand Next To Rihanna & Coldplay At Paralympics Ceremony


What an outstanding lineup!


We love when our favorite celebrities take the time to give back to their communities and especially to disadvantaged fans!


Jay-Z joins Rihanna and Coldplay at the closing ceremony to the Paralympics and we're sure all these young, talented athletes couldn't be happier!!


Anyone would be be absolutely, positively thrilled to see their favorite music-makers perform live.


After all the hard work they've put in during the games, it will be a fitting tribute to their skill, achievement, and dedication to overcoming adversity!!


Apparently the setlist the trio is building is simply FANTASTIC!!


One source reported:


"They are putting together a spectacular set list – one likely to include a duet. It's going to be one hell of a show, and fans of both artists will be clamouring for tickets… The Paralympics has exceeded all expectation and, like the rest of the world, Jay-Z has been blown away by [the competitors'] bravery and athleticism. This will be a concert like no other, and a fantastic end to what has been the most successful Paralympics ever."




That's one heck of an endorsement!


Congratulations to ALL of the amazing competitors — we cannot wait for Sunday's finale!



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I'd try and find a 2nd source while you have time, I can't see how one website can hold up with the weight of all that global internet traffic converging on them at the same time. They're no Google!

:nod: It is weird, I mean, they keep saying millions of people are going to watch the ceremony, yet there aren't many channels to broadcast it on TV, so that makes A LOT of people watching it on the website....

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I'm very curious to see what the setlist turns out to be.


This is what I'm thinking.


Songs that will, without a doubt, be played:


- Paradise

- PoC


More than likely will be played:

- CM + Rihanna + Jay-Z - Umbrella

- Charlie Brown - Perfect song for the xylobands


50-50 shot on these songs being played:

- Yellow

- Clocks

- Lost+ (Even though Jay-Z is involved, I don't see this song being played)


And then I think Rihanna and Jay-Z may do a small set of their own. Not sure what Jay-Z would play, maybe RTT with Rihanna or maybe Encore. Who knows.


Whole thing will be interesting, that's for sure.

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Backing singer vocal ??


Standing in for rihanna?? Perhaps there rehearsing princess of china??

Mystery solved!



Party girl Rihanna missed Paralympics warm-up


RIHANNA had such a big one at the Video Music Awards in LA, she missed rehearsals with Coldplay for the Paralympics closing ceremony.


The Bajan star was due to practise in Dagenham on Friday for her part in the high-profile spectacle but was delayed as she hit the town on Thursday night with mates.


A source said: “Rihanna had a private jet waiting for her on the runway in LA to get her to London but she kept it waiting as she celebrated her VMA win for We Found Love.


“She eventually landed late and went straight to the hotel, missing rehearsals for her guest spot singing Princess Of China with Coldplay.


“Over in Dagenham, Chris Martin got volunteers to sing along to Rihanna’s part.”


Rihanna needs to know what she’s doing tonight – she’s due to enter Stratford’s Olympic Stadium on a zip wire. Dutch courage drinks, anyone?



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"Coldplay play from around 30 minutes in"



Coldplay’s Chris Martin will lead the group through some of their biggest hits at the Paralympic closing ceremony.


Paralympics closing ceremony will be 'festival of flame' and Coldplay


• Ceremony will feature a battalion of 'eccentric travellers'

• Jay-Z, Rhianna and Mutoid Waste Company are set to appear


The Paralympic closing ceremony will feature a "devastatingly emotional" tribute to the armed forces before a Coldplay-soundtracked celebration of the "seasonal cycle of ancient and modern festivals", according to organisers.


The ceremony will also feature a battalion of "eccentric travellers" storming the stage along with futuristic Mad Max-style vehicles from performance art group the Mutoid Waste Company.


Most of the 4,200 athletes who have competed in the Paralympic Games will be arranged on the infield, with the ceremonies director and executive producer Stephen Daldry saying that it would be a "festival of flame".


"This is not just a Coldplay concert. It is very much about festivals, celebrating the culture of festivals and bringing people together – marking beginnings, ends and the seasons of the year,", he said.


Coldplay's Chris Martin, who will lead the group through some of their biggest hits, including Viva La Vida and Yellow and welcome special guests, including Jay-Z and Rhianna, said: "It will be one of the biggest nights of our lives and we're very excited to try to create a performance for the last night of the Games that will close London 2012 in style."


Just as Danny Boyle's rapturously received Olympic opening ceremony began with a recreation of the Glastonbury Tor at one end of the Olympic Stadium, so the director Kim Gavin's Paralympics closing ceremony will try to recreate the spirit of that festival and 600 others, ancient and modern.


"We are coming together to celebrate the flame. The only narrative is taking us through the seasons. It's not just a concert, we've got fantastic visuals and amazing stunts," said Gavin, who has been rehearsing this week in Dagenham with Charles Hazlewood's Paraorchestra, Coldplay and a cast of more than 1,300 volunteers.


"A group of travellers storm the stage. They are eccentric and creative people. Coldplay play from around 30 minutes in. We've got some wonderful performances from some very eccentric people," he said.


The Billy Elliot director Daldry, who has overseen all four ceremonies, pointedly thanked the London 2012 organising committee chairman Lord Coe and chief executive Paul Deighton for protecting the vision of the individual ceremony directors "financially and politically". There was speculation before Boyle's opening ceremony that Tory ministers were uncomfortable with his segment paying tribute to the NHS at a time when reforms were causing controversy.


"This isn't just a celebration of the fantastic sport we've seen, it's a goodbye to the Paralympic Games, the athletes, the teams, the officials who have done us proud," Lord Coe said. "Although we have witnessed excitement and exhilaration in our venues, it's only there because of the extraordinary sport."



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When will Coldplay take the stage? Are they really playing from 30 minutes in? Because German TV will start their broadcast at 10pm (9pm UK time) which would mean I'll miss their whole performance... :o

(I know I can watch it on the internet but that's not like watching it on TV)

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